MSF Admissions Ambassadors

The Admissions Ambassadors at Villanova are current MSF students who are available to answer your questions about the program, student life and professional development opportunities. We welcome you to connect with one of our students who may share your background or reach out to any of them to share their unique perspective.

Zane Basile

Zane Basile

Undergraduate University: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Major: Finance and Economics

Graduation Date: 2016

Hometown: Allentown, PA

Internship or Previous Work Experience: Equity Research at Stewart Capital Advisors

Favorite Philadelphia, Main Line or Villanova Activity: Spending time with friends at the various restaurants and bars in Philadelphia

Why did you choose the Villanova MSF: I chose the MSF for 3 main reasons: 1) The cohort-style program, 2) the proximity to major financial cities, and 3) the fellowship opportunity

Goals or plans for career after graduation from Villanova: Investment banking, consulting, or advisory in New York or Philadelphia

Plans to take the CFA: Already passed all levels

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Nigel Beckford

Nigel Beckford

Undergraduate University: Franklin and Marshall College

Undergraduate Major: Business with a concentration in Finance

Graduation Date: May 2017

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

School Clubs/Activities: Club Soccer

Internship or Previous Work Experience: AML Compliance Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase

Favorite activity to do at Villanova: Sixers games or downtown nightlife, can't choose between the two

Why I chose Villanova: I feel like the area and program are very conducive to my long-term career goal

Career Plans Upon Graduation: Long-term, to apply the knowledge I gain here to the sports world, either working with teams or athletes and their finances

Plans to take the CFA:Thinking about it but haven't decided one way or the other

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Steven Daniels

Steven Daniels

Undergraduate University: Villanova University

Undergrad Major: Civil Engineer with a minor in Business and Honors

Graduation Date: May 2018

Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA

Undergraduate Extra-curricular clubs, activities: Club Water Polo, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vice President of the Steel Bridge Club, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors Society)

Internship or Previous Work experience: Project Manager Intern at ARCO Design/Build NE, Research Assistant and Lab Technician in Structural Engineering Teaching & Research Laboratory at Villanova University

Favorite Philadelphia, Main Line or Villanova Activity: Exploring the greater Philadelphia area with friends

Why did you choose the Villanova MSF: I chose to pursue the Villanova MSF because of its excellent reputation, network, location, and resources. Members of the Nova Nation, including classmates, faculty, and alumni, are always willing to take time to help each other out.

Goals or plans for the career after graduating from Villanova: I hope to combine my business interests with my engineering background in order to pursue real estate investment and development.

Plans to take the CFA: I am strongly considering taking the CFA

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Tuan Huynh

Tuan Huynh

Undergraduate University: SUNY Plattsburgh

Undergrad Major:  Finance, Economics (Dual Major)

Graduation Date: December 2016

Hometown:  Da Nang, Vietnam

Undergraduate Extracurricular Clubs/Activities: Intramural Soccer

Internship or Previous Work experiences: Investment Management

Favorite Philadelphia, Main Line or Villanova Activity: Downtown Philly

Why did you choose the Villanova MSF: VSB's reputation of academic excellence and strong alumni network

Goals or plans for career after graduating from Villanova: Investment Banking, Valuations, Management Consulting

Plans to take the CFA: Plan to sit for CFA level 3 in 2019 after graduation

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Jesse Pound

Undergraduate University:  University of Oklahoma

Undergrad Major: Economics and Journalism

Graduation Date: May 2018

Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi

Undergraduate Extracurricular Clubs/Activities: OU student newspaper

Internship or Previous Work experiences: San Antonio Express-News

Favorite Philadelphia, Main Line or Villanova Activity: Going to see independent movies at the small art house theaters in Philly or on the Main Line

Why did you choose the Villanova MSF: The small cohort size and East Coast location

Goals or plans for career after graduating from Villanova: Pursue a career in financial journalism

Plans to take the CFA: None

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